Truth

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


"It's about time you found out the truth" is the opening line off of "Truth", the opening track of our 5th lp, "Racially Yours".<br&>

The opening track was added to the album as it was thought to fit in with the material on the album. It was written on July 21, 1985 on piano in the living room and was considered for inclusion on our 1st LP, "The Frogs". There were 2 drafts before the final crafted lyrics and here they are as they used to say on "The Dating Game" :<br&>

Lyrics Ist Draft


Instead of lying<br&> Tell the truth<br&> No point in trying<br&> Yell the truth<br&>

Who were you with last night?<br&> Who would you be with tonight?<br&> If you weren't here<br&> Forced to tell the truth<br&>

It always hurts at first<br&> But in the end<br&> Will do wonders for you<br&> Never be afriad to tell the truth<br&>

Lyrics 2nd Draft


It's about time you found out the truth<br&> I never did<br&> I never will love you<br&>

You wouldn't know the truth<br&> If it bit you on the ass<br&> The truth's so far from you<br&> And it's moving mighty fast<br&>

Find a mirror get a load of the truth<br&> In order to love you<br&> I'd need a stiff drink, preferably with vermouth<br&>

You wouldn't know the truth<br&> If it bit you on the ass<br&> 7 years bad luck<br&> Now you know the truth finally at last<br&>

Give it up<br&> Wake up<br&> Vanish<br&>

Here are the final lyrics on the "Racially Yours" CD :


It's about time you found out the truth<br&> I never did<br&> I never will love you<br&>

You wouldn't know the trut<br&>h If it bit you on the ass<br&> The truth's so far from you<br&> And it's movin' mighty fast<br&>

Find a mirror get a load of the truth<br&> In order to love you<br&> I'd need a stiff drink, preferably with vermouth<br&>

You wouldn't know the truth<br&> If it bit you on the ass<br&> The truth's so far from you<br&> And it's movin' mighty fast<br&>

The truth, the truth<br&> The truth, the truth, the truth<br&> The truth, the truth<br&>

Notes


The chord progression that comes into play in the verses is : A Major / A minor / G Major (A in bass) / E (no 3rd). The chorus chord progression is E Major / B Major / G b minor / B Sus 4 / B Major / B Major Sus 2 / B Major / E Major / B major / G b minor / B Sus 4 / B major / B Sus 2 / B Major / D minor.<br&>

The track "truth," consists of myself on vocals and acoustic guitar and Dennis on keyboards, drums and backing vocals.<br&>

The song "Truth", is about a girl who had a super crush on me.